|American Patriots in 1776|
did not want taxation
without representation ,
a common problem in
Why a Solution is needed .
|Returning to real American values|
means that America
can't be a two party
On Thursday, while watching a Senate budget meeting, it proved again the strictly party-line voting by its members. (6)> Many amendments by either party had merit, but were voted down yes or no by the majority, which had a 12-10 representation.Why make a roll call when everyone strictly follows the party line? A third or fourth party is very much needed to stop the two-party juggling for power. As usual, nothing gets accomplished for the struggling taxpayers.We are not free. Under this two-party system, unintended by our fore fathers, any party other than the two in power cannot play due to rules that have blocked them from participating. Sure some get a cursory nod from time to time based mainly on their kookiness or outlier extremism. but most are one issue parties. Both parties write rules to keep others out. It's wrong. A large and growing third party already exists, however, among Independent voters. While they admittedly don't get to participate in primaries, their votes are the ones that matter in general elections. As the political pendulum swings back and forth, the system is built to be largely self-policing by delivering gridlock in most times of electoral disagreement.
Remember this :
Democratic establishment angst is composed of obvious and less obvious elements.
James Madison’s "Federalist #10." The first thing that is apparent is that James Madison was a great writer. James Madison concisely ensured that every word, every sentence was effective. The 85 Federalist Papers were written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.After reading "Federalist #10" one cannot help but view the founding fathers in a different light. Moreover, those like the Tea Party and the Republican Party, who wrap themselves in a type of rhetoric of adulation for what they believe was the founding fathers intent for the population, should rethink their position. James Madison starts "Federalist 10" with his disdain for factions. He does not view them as necessary or warranted within a democracy.Real democracy will not come to Americans until most Americans understand that the current state of government is designed. James Madison never expected those that represented the masses to vote in concert with the constituents. He makes that clear in "Federalist #10." A representative democracy can be purchased on the cheap. The plutocracy only needs to purchase 1 president, 5 Supreme Court justices, 67 senators, and 218 Congressional representatives—300+ million Americans, you all be damned. For this reason careful examination of those representing us must take on more urgency and scrutiny.
As long as Americans are somewhat content, stability is maintained. The continuous hoarding of wealth. class at the expense of the masses may tip the scale. It may make those checks and balances moot.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)> If the U.S. had a fair voting system, the Democratic Party might fission into more independent caucuses or even different parties. Why should upscale environmentalists who want to eliminate hydropower dams, nuclear power plants, natural gas pipelines and automobiles be in the same party as unionized workers who want to build all of these things? In a fair voting system, they wouldn’t be.However, before any real representation could ever be implemented, multi-party or otherwise, we must convene another "Church Committee" to dismantle the National Security State Infrastructure from top to bottom. Only when the ever-present bureaucratic Shadow Government is retired, fired or imprisoned, can there be a chance to implement the a new system. (2)> A majority of Americans have typically favored a third party in response to this question. Notably, support has dropped below the majority level in the last two presidential election years in which Gallup asked the question, 2012 and 2008. Support for a third party was lowest in 2003, the first year Gallup asked the question. That year, 40% thought the U.S. needed a third party, while 56% ODDLY believed the Republicans and Democrats were doing an adequate job. (3)> The name " Tea Party" one would assume that they would be about ending high levels of taxation in America . The Original Boston Tea Party was made up of angry patriots who disguised themselves as "Indians" , and literally threw the Kings tea in the harbor in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773.On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. This resulted in the passage of the punitive Coercive Acts in 1774 and pushed the two sides closer to war.(4)> Our trouble with the two-party system is that wing policy has a short self life. Right wingers jerk us to the hard right while moderates attempt to maintain steady progress. Many liberals refuse to vote for anything but the perceived lurch to the left. The political center isn't able to maintain the political compromise necessary to positively affect more people.(5)>There are over 100 political parties in the USA but because of financing issues and debate rulings, we only ever get to really hear from 2 of them. This will be difficult to unravel since the 2 parties in control are enjoying the status quo and prefer that we remain strongly divided. Basically, we are screwed (6)> One of the most disappointing things about the new Congress (and there have been many) is how the beltway and the media at large have managed to twist the story around to suit the progressive narrative of the day. We’ve discussed this here before, and it’s truly enough to make me not want to get out of bed in the morning some days. The most glaring example has been the dreaded Threat of a Government Shutdown saga, also known as the Masters of Gridlock. Once the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress – at least in theory – they should have been able to pass bills, including the job of feeding all or any part of the government beast. The only way the money wouldn’t get through would be if the Democrat minority held up votes or if the President vetoed completed items. Either way, the responsible party for “shutting things down” would be clear.